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My book was published before the final review. I sold and signed more books than royalties paid to me. My complaint in writing was answered by a phone call stating my book was passed from one person to another. Why then was my signature non-existent on the books? I was...
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GenuineDhole424
#1703809

Try gooseriver press. They are a traditional publisher. They truly try to establish you as a writer. They are located in Waldoboro, ME. They take %10 percent. For reasons of m...

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#1457641 Review #1457641 is a subjective opinion of poster.

I just read a contract from Iuniverse it was just a unilateral contract not a bilateral contract which they are not committed to nothing. You the author are committed to everything.

Happened last year. The contract is ambiguous at best and is one sided. Iuniverse does not have to do anything just you the author. It is a unilateral contract not a bilateral contract which means they didn’t sign it, just you the author. You are basically signing your life away and they are not obligated to do anything. This company should be investigated by the Attorney General for its business practices. Buyer beware.
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#1457112 Review #1457112 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
I called the people cuz I wanted a refund because their service is *** and they're giving me a run around to give me my money back this place is a joke
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Anonymous
#1634479

Pushy sales persdon wanted committment and doen payment immediately. Didn't want to wait till tomorrow. Imstant turn off.Notes I took on phone Iuniverse Publishing Marrvin Max...

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#1453717 Review #1453717 is a subjective opinion of poster.
1.0
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My book Tuesday Beyond *** was published back in March of 2017 and I have not received a single royalty check. I have complained for several months and am just bushed off. One brush off was "We sent you a check" if you did not receive it we will send you a replacement...
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Anonymous
#1633246

I also published a book with IUniverse back in 2010, entitled the Power of the Gift. I must agree with you that they seem to be stealing royalties and seem to have no intentio...

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#1437897 Review #1437897 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Design of my book
Cons
  • Refusal to pay royalties
Reason of review
Receiving royalties
Loss
$6
Preferred solution
Royalties
Tags
  • Royalties Rip Off
1.0
Details
What started as me fulfilling my dream has to this point brought about disaster to my bank account and the treatment has brought me unbridled rage. I was told my package would have everything I would ever need. I wasn't informed that my package did not include hard...
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iUniverse
#1625898

Hello, and thanks for your message. We're sorry to hear that you've had a poor experience with us. Have you tried contacting our Customer Service department at 1-800-AUTHORS, ...

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#1434177 Review #1434177 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • It is all sale and no service
  • Costs and fees
  • Misleading and fraudulent practice
1.0
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Sad I contacted iUniverse to inquire about how to publish my first book of poetry. At first, the interaction was very fulfilling, seemed reasonably priced, and I received excellent customer service. I was gradually contacted by different people one of whom was Red H....
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iUniverse
#1625899

Hello - we're sorry to hear that you've had a poor experience with us. Have you tried contacting our Customer Service department, to have your issues rectified? Please also fe...

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#1429967 Review #1429967 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Misleading and fraudulent practice
  • Force contract
Reason of review
Pricing issue
Loss
$40
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • misleading
  • Fraud Advice
1.0
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many need to sue this publisher they are a complete and utter fruad. they know how to destroy talent and put people off writing forever. they keep adding add ons and keep calling. sue the *** out of them and help bankrupt them.
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Anonymous
#1609945

Please post the name and contact info. of the CEO/President.

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#1407125 Review #1407125 is a subjective opinion of poster.
2.4
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My experience was pathetic. They were very pushy and were always calling (still are to this day and this was almost a year ago). They call me asking for a credit to publish my book that I told them I no longer wanted published. They kept offering me free classes to get...
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Anonymous
#1728240

I BELIEVE in BLOCKING! Thank you for posting this review! I try to NEVER purchase ANYTHING online without reading reviews first! I definitely dodged a bullet with this company...

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#1390824 Review #1390824 is a subjective opinion of poster.
1.3
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I didn't want to publish any longer due to seeing bad reviews. So I keep telling them to stop contacting me cause I no longer want to publish. But this lady kept on going on and on and on about how she wants to let me get started and asked me how much I've written. And...
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iUniverse
#1588040

Hello, and thank you for notifying us of this. We are sorry to hear that this has happened. The professionalism of our consultants is a matter that we take very seriously. Cou...

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#1388651 Review #1388651 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Contact person
Cons
  • Force contract
  • Service is down hill after they get the sale rude conscending
  • Customer service
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
Tags
  • Taxation in the United States
  • self publishing companies
  • Misrepresenting
  • Online Cam
  • Iuniverse Review
They did start out positively. The starting info had to be submitted 3 times. I am not sure of the problem. The lady was nice and I sent the forth starting info to her directly. This should have been a warning and I should have quit then. The edit review was a one time...
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Anonymous
#1728264

This company is going have to start delivering on their promises or they'll be out of business really soon!!! Why would ANYONE sign on with this company after reading so many ...

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#1379959 Review #1379959 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$1000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution